The Chew: Stuffing Flavored Ice Cream
The Chew started off the show by digging into some stuffing flavored ice cream. The ice cream, made by Salt And Straw ice cream company from Portland, Oregon, was really good apparently. Mario Batali really liked the ice cream, while Michael Symon was the only Chew member who was not liking the taste. They also tried some other Thanksgiving flavored ice creams from the same company, namely a bourbon pecan pie flavor and a pumpkin custard flavor.
I think they sound really good. Would you try a stuffing flavored ice cream?
The Chew: Thanksgiving Stuffing Vs Dressing
Tommy the Turkey came down from his house high in the rafters of the set with anther question from a viewer. The viewer said she and her husband get in the same argument every Thanksgiving; is it stuffing or dressing?
Clinton Kelly said about 83% of people in the north call it stuffing while about 50% of the people in the south call it dressing. And about one percent of the people in the whole nation call it filling.
“Hey pass me that filling. It looks so great.” I hope I never hear that at Thanksgiving. It may ruin my dinner.
Anyway, Michael Symon cleared up the argument by saying stuffing is cooked inside the bird, thus why it is called stuffing because it is stuffed in the bird. Dressing, on the other hand, is cooked in a dish outside the turkey.
The Chew: Do You Know Your Stuff(ing)?
The Chew had a few questions for the audience to answer about stuffing, but they only got to one before the commercial break.
They asked if the following statement was true or false.
The Chew: Is It Safe To Cook Stuffing Inside Turkey?
According to the USDA stuffing should not be cooked inside the turkey. True or false? It is actually false. The USDA said stuffing can be cooked inside the turkey as long as the stuffing gets to 165 degrees before being served.
Michael Symon said to not listen to the USDA because that will dry the turkey out if it is cooked to that tmeperature. Batali chimed in and said you should always listen to the USDA but it may dry the turkey out. He said to just cook it on the side.